Mailbox and Mail Downloads Folders

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  1. kartman

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    I discovered that aside from iTunes and iPhoto, Mail is another app that occupies a lot of space on my drive.

    Is it ok to:

    1. Delete the contents of the Mail Downloads folder once I've saved the attachments to a specific folder on my hard drive? Or will doing so wreak havoc on my mail messages if i refer back to them from time to time?

    2. Archive all contents of my .mbox folders on a cd then erase all the mailboxes so I can start "fresh"? Will Mail recognize the archived .mbox folders on that cd if I wanted to look for old emails?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    thanks elbert! weird, this thread didn't come up in my search results (although i searched for mail downloads, not mail folders).

    cheers!
     
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    I searched for "mail archive"
     

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